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Russian carrier tops ranking of reefer operators

The average reefer container rate has quadrupled after reaching a low point 1-2 years ago, confirms a new analysis from Dynamar, which notes that a Russian carrier finished first among the specialized reefer operators ahead of Seatrade.

Russisk rederi tager toppen blandt reeferoperatører

Den gennemsnitlige rate på reefercontainere er firedoblet efter et lavpunkt for 1-2 år siden, bekræfter ny analyse fra Dynamar, hvor et russisk rederi indtager toppen blandt de specialiserede operatører foran Seatrade.

Reefer specialist Seatrade kicks off costly fleet renewal

Dutch reefer specialist Seatrade, which operates close to 100 reefer vessels, is now embarking on a fleet renewal that will require investments at this point totaling USD 250 million. ShippingWatch has interviewed the carrier's chairman, Yntze Buitenwerf.

Hapag-Lloyd orders 7,700 reefer containers

Hapag-Lloyd has, by its own account, grown significantly in the reefer segment following the merger with United Arab Shipping Company. The carrier has therefore now ordered 7,700 reefer containers, set to be produced in Chile.

Maersk's customers can soon monitor reefer containers

Starting next month, Maersk Line's customers will be able to monitor where the carrier's reefer containers are located as well as the internal temperatures. This comes in response to requests from customers, says CCO.

MSC gains full control of vital Brazilian reefer port

MSC is taking over full ownership of one of Brazil's most important export ports in Portonave for almost USD 400 million. The container carrier thus solidifies the concentration of carriers in Latin America's largest economy.

Hamburg Süd: Pressure on container industry for three more years

The container industry will struggle with weak rates for at least another three to four years, notes Hamburg Süd's CEO according to Bloomberg. Trigger factors include the number of new container ships going back up while the sector's growth will be far below global growth, he says.

Samskip completes major Norwegian acquisition

Icelandic carrier Samskip acquires Euro Container Line AS. The move marks Samskip's second purchase in a short time, after picking up a 50 percent stake in reefer carrier Silver Green.

Maersk Line looking to beat reefer peers with GPS

After five years on development, Maersk Line has implemented new technology in the battle for the crucial reefer customers. 24-hour surveillance of 262,000 reefer containers at sea will make the difference, says Catja Hjort Rasmussen, Head of Remote Container Management at Maersk Line.

Hapag-Lloyd projects even lower reefer rates in 2016

Reefer freight rates are historically low, says the Global Director of Reefer at Kuehne+Nagel during the biggest reefer event of the year in Berlin. And the rates will dip even further in 2016, says Hapag-Lloyd's Managing Director of South America, Andrés Kulka.

Introducing Maersk Line's new head of reefer

Egyptian Shereen Zarkani has since October 2015 served as Global Head of Reefer Management at Maersk Line, responsible for developing the carrier's strategy for transporting refrigerated containers.

Dynamar: 2015 a historical year for reefer

Years of intense scrapping of conventional reefer vessels came to an end in 2015, a year that also brought more orders for newbuildings. But the major container vessels still look set to conquer the market.

Maersk Line invests big-time in its reefer fleet

Maersk Line is investing in thousands of new reefer containers for, among other trades, the highly lucrative market out of Latin America which currently finds itself under pressure. ShippingWatch has interviewed the carrier's new Global Head of Reefer Management, Shereen Zarkani.

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